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Aberdeen Granny stole £1.5million from city scrap metal firm to live life of luxury | #childpredator | #onlinepredator | #sextrafficing

A grandmother who stole more than £1.5million from her employer’s business enjoyed expensive family holidays, bought new cars and caravans and set up savings accounts for her grandchildren, a court heard today (Thursday, August 31).

Coleen Muirhead later admitted embezzling the money and told a colleague in a message: “Police have just raided! So I will need visitor in jail! Please don’t think the worst of me.”

When her colleague replied that she was totally confused Muirhead told her: “Don’t be I have taken the money am so sorry.”

Muirhead, 55, admitted embezzling £1,524,192.37 while employed at Panda Rosa Metals, of Canal Road, Aberdeen, between June 2015 and October 2021, when she appeared in the dock at the High Court in Edinburgh today.

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Advocate depute David Dickson said: “Panda Rosa Metals is described as a company engaged in ‘ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling’. It is owned and operated by the McAllister family.”

The prosecutor said the firm operated two sites in Aberdeen and Muirhead was based at its Canal Road operation. She began work with the firm as an administrative assistant in 2014.

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